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Zarkho said:
thetonestarr said:

It's unmistakably calling back to Majora's Mask. Any argument otherwise is either ignorance or denial.

It's unmistakably calling back to the Gerudo tribe. In fact, it's the gerudo symbol. Any argument otherwise is either ignorance about the Zelda saga or denial.

Proof: https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Crest_of_the_Gerudo

Oh shit, you've got me there. Confidence shattered.

That makes me completely reconsider it now. You should've taken me up on my willingness to bet before posting that - you would've potentially won that one. I ain't bettin' shit now.

It's possible that Majora was a member of the Gerudo tribe, as the story about specifically where Majora's Mask originated is ambiguous. The design of the Crest of the Gerudo (as seen in the second screenshot above) and Majora's Mask are undeniably similar, still, so it's possible that this is still connected.

However, now I'm wondering if that's not the body of Ganondorf.



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Hiku said:
thetonestarr said:

That is unmistakably the Face of Majora on this artifact. Slightly different shape than the Mask, but undeniably designed to be similar.

You mean it looks similar to this?

I don't think it looks much like Majora's Mask at all. You'd have to disregard the bottom half of the pendant, and for the top half, the part that protrudes at the bottom of it (that would presumably represent the colorful spikes on the mask) are not shaped like those spikes, and there's no gap at the center bottom but rather the diamond shape is even more emphasized there.
The circle portion of the pendant is not heart shaped like Majora's mask (with two eyes on each side) but it's just one circle with some symbol inside that I can't find any reference to on Majora's Mask.
Has no horns on top either.

I have a hard time finding any likeness between it and the mask, other than you know... something sticking out to the sides from a circle shape.

Majora's Mask is my favorite Zelda game though so I would love for there to be Majora elements in this game, and that it would be darker and more focused on side stories like that game was.

As has been pointed out, the pendant and design on the pedestal are actually the Crest of the Gerudo, so I now believe any possible correlation to Majora to be ambiguous after all.

However, note the dots in the Crest on the pedestal and the bordering around the details in the last screenshot. It has me now wondering if the designs aren't at least related, but I think now that the body may be Ganondorf instead. It's, at the very least, definitely Gerudo-related.



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thetonestarr said:

As has been pointed out, the pendant and design on the pedestal are actually the Crest of the Gerudo, so I now believe any possible correlation to Majora to be ambiguous after all.

However, note the dots in the Crest on the pedestal and the bordering around the details in the last screenshot. It has me now wondering if the designs aren't at least related, but I think now that the body may be Ganondorf instead. It's, at the very least, definitely Gerudo-related.

I now see that the symbol in the pendant appears very similar to the Gerudo crest, yeah.

The dots in the crest on the last screenshot?
The last screenshot you posted in the OP? That would be this one:

I can't see what dots you are referring to there. Do you mean this screenshot?

I see some dots there. Are you referring to the dots on Majora's Mask? Might be a stretch, but there's also two circle symbols that appear similar to eyes, so maybe.

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Hiku said:
thetonestarr said:

As has been pointed out, the pendant and design on the pedestal are actually the Crest of the Gerudo, so I now believe any possible correlation to Majora to be ambiguous after all.

However, note the dots in the Crest on the pedestal and the bordering around the details in the last screenshot. It has me now wondering if the designs aren't at least related, but I think now that the body may be Ganondorf instead. It's, at the very least, definitely Gerudo-related.

I now see that the symbol in the pendant appears very similar to the Gerudo crest, yeah.

The dots in the crest on the last screenshot?
The last screenshot you posted in the OP? That would be this one:

I can't see what dots you are referring to there. Do you mean this screenshot?

I see some dots there. Are you referring to the dots on Majora's Mask? Might be a stretch, but there's also two circle symbols that appear similar to eyes, so maybe.

I said "the dots on the crest on the pedestal" (referencing that screenshot, yes), and (separately) the bordering on the pendant. I can see how you would mistaken what I said though.

Yeah, I'm not convinced that they're related (anymore), but I do think the designs bear striking similarities that can't be ignored. They COULD just bear those similarities because the same people designed them, or because they come from the same universe. We'll have to wait and see.



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Hm, that looks like a lich to me...which instantly raises my interest in game.



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I'm wondering if this arm is supposed to hint at something, or if it's a brand new concept.


When I first saw it, I thought of Midna for some reason. Though it doesn't look like her.



I think I hear distorted pieces of Ganondorf’s organ theme from OoT’s ascend towards his throne room in his castle as well near the end.



S.Peelman said:

I think I hear distorted pieces of Ganondorf’s organ theme from OoT’s ascend towards his throne room in his castle as well near the end.

Yep, I thought that too. It's even more obvious when you listen to the audio of the trailer backwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln5SOiyEn7w.



Hiku said:

I'm wondering if this arm is supposed to hint at something, or if it's a brand new concept.


When I first saw it, I thought of Midna for some reason. Though it doesn't look like her.

It seems that Link is somehow controling that turquoise hand. Gamexplain has uploaded an analysis of the trailer where you can clearly see how Link uses some kind of power with his hand that turns it to a very similar colour. What intrigues me is the fact that the "hand" over the dead figure, the one Link is supposedly controlling, has claws in the shadow over the wall. Can this mean that Link will have, or will transform into, some sort of evil "alter-ego"?



It hope it's the MM to BoW's OoT.

I much prefer OoT, but I'm fine with a Nintendo system having first an epic adventure, and then a weird creepy sequel.



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